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May 04, 2021
Moranbah’s milestone May Day weekend

Moranbah’s milestone May Day weekend

May Day weekend brought a double-barreled golden celebration at Moranbah, with the community belatedly marking its 50th anniversary and the influential CFMEU Goonyella Riverside Lodge also marking 50 years. “The history books will tell you that Utah built Moranbah, but it was the community that built this town,” commented Isaac Regional Council deputy Mayor Kelly… ...

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May 04, 2021
The miner, the poet and the accountant

The miner, the poet and the accountant

It’s one thing to be motivated by money, another thing to be inspired by imagination. So, is QEM Limited managing director Gavin Loyden more an accountant or a poet? More Josh Frydenberg or Barry Humphries, more Cromwell or Shakespeare? QEM managing director Gavin Loyden. After all, the financier has enough experience dealing in the cold… ...

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May 04, 2021
Good start to Develin Creek drilling

Good start to Develin Creek drilling

The first drill hole in a Zenith Minerals copper push at Develin Creek has intersected massive copper–zinc and iron sulphides over a 16.5m interval. The diamond drill program is underway at the Sulphide City JORC Mineral Resource within Develin Creek, in Central Queensland. “This initial drill program at the Develin Creek project kicks off an… ...

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May 04, 2021
Export figures highlight copper surge

Export figures highlight copper surge

The critical role of copper in ‘green’ technology is behind a 62 per cent increase in exports of the in-demand commodity, according to the Queensland Resources Council. The latest trade data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows Australian copper ore attracting above $4.50 per kilogram for the second successive month. The QRC said this… ...

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May 01, 2021
FNQ bauxite miner eyes HPA potential

FNQ bauxite miner eyes HPA potential

Metro Mining is exploring the potential for High Purity Alumina (HPA) production from the kaolin resource at its Cape York tenements. The company resumed operations at its Bauxite Hills mine on April 14 after an extended wet season shutdown, with loading of the first ship of bauxite commencing April 24. Sitting stratigraphically below the bauxite… ...

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May 01, 2021
Major Tarong overhaul project underway

Major Tarong overhaul project underway

A major overhaul project has kicked off at the Tarong power stations complex, south-east of Kingaroy, involving a workforce of 550. Tarong power stations site manager Wayne Martyn said the Unit 1 shutdown project would run for 50 days and include 14,500 activities. “The overhaul attracts contractors to fill a range of roles including welding… ...

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May 01, 2021
Awards recognise Surat Basin achievers

Awards recognise Surat Basin achievers

The contribution made by the gas and energy sector to the Surat Basin was recognised at an awards night in Dalby on Thursday. Almost 300 business leaders gathered at the inaugural Surat Basin Energy Awards, hosted by Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise, to celebrate the energy sector. The awards recognised and rewarded leaders across 13… ...

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Apr 30, 2021
Alpha HPA in renewable energy deal

Alpha HPA in renewable energy deal

CleanCo Queensland has entered a Memorandum of Understanding with Gladstone plant proponent Alpha HPA for renewable energy supply. Under the MoU, Alpha and CleanCo will consider a range of potential supply agreements underpinned by low-emission and renewable power generation from CleanCo’s existing generation portfolio, as well as renewable projects under construction. Alpha also recently signed&#...

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Apr 30, 2021
Exploration boost for Northern Territory

Exploration boost for Northern Territory

The South Nicholson area in the Northern Territory is set to become one of Australia’s most exciting exploration frontiers, following the first release of data from the MinEx CRC National Drilling Initiative campaign. The preliminary data is from a 1750m deep drill hole located about 230km north-west of Mount Isa and 15km west of the… ...

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